The Joker sequel finally has a release date and its title
The much-discussed and eagerly-awaited Joker sequel now has a release date and a verified title. The sequel, now officially named Joker: Folie à Deux, will start filming in December, according to Deadline(opens in a new tab), and is now scheduled to open in theaters on October 4, 2024. An untitled DC film with a tentative release date has since been identified as the sequel to Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix.
As previously said, it is anticipated that Lady Gaga would play Harley Quinn, the Joker’s lifelong and turbulent love interest, opposite Phoenix, with the sequel departing from the dark drama of the first and turning into a musical. The clinical phrase “folie à deux,” which describes shared insanity between two or more people as a result of close proximity, strongly suggests the possibility of a sad, twisted love story between Phoenix’s Joker and Gaga’s Harley Quinn.
The script was co-written by Scott Silver and Todd Phillips, who also directed the first film. Variety reports that Phoenix will receive a cool $20 million for repeating his part in the sequel, according to a report by Variety (opens in new tab), although no information on Gaga’s remuneration has yet been made public. No information regarding the sequel’s plot has been made public yet, and no one has been mentioned in relation to who will be writing the musical’s lyrics. There is currently no information on whether Hildur Gunadóttir will return or if a more seasoned musical performer will be brought in. She received an Oscar for her score for the first film.
Despite multiple allusions to the larger Batman universe in Phillips’ film, the Joker’s locale, style, and R-rating made it improbable that Ben Affleck’s Batman would suddenly arrive. Director Matt Reeves has already ruled out any potential crossover with Joaquin Phoenix’s character as the Joker in the Batman sequel, which is now in pre-production. Reeves appears to have his own intentions for the character in his own franchise, which is largely the reason for this.